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17th C. Matchlock and Wheellock Guns See Reenactment Range Time

It doesn’t get more old school cool than 17th century long guns.

These reenactors put these matchlock and wheellock firearms into action in this video.

Watch this video and see just how far modern firearms have come in three centuries.

Cap and Ball have quite a treat for historians in this video as actual matchlock and wheellock long guns are fired at the range.

These reenactors put on a show for us. They reload their vintage smoke poles, just like the soldiers did three centuries ago. These black powder firearms are all smoke and flames.

What an interesting spectacle to watch. This sure puts modern cartridge firearms in a different light in our eyes after seeing how much work those really old black powder designs actually were.

NEXT: Range Time with the Historic 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Carbine

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17th C. Matchlock and Wheellock Guns See Reenactment Range Time